PAE, Inc HR Specialist, Senior (Iraq) in Baghdad, Iraq

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HR Specialist, Senior (Iraq)

The HR Specialist, Senior will be based in Baghdad, Iraq, and serve the Life Support Services contract in support of the State Department. The HR Specialist, Senior will report to the Human Resources Manager. The additional duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive:


  • Notifies managers of demobilizations resulting in requisition requirements

  • Provides support and oversight for the Job Requisition process, including partnering with HR Generalists and Managers to clarify job requirements and needs and submission to WDC and field recruiting support

  • Maintains and updates the Job Description library

  • Coordinates interviews with Recruiting Support, Management, and HR Generalists

  • Manages and tracks the internal posting and application processes

  • Updates and distributes Requisition Log and New Hire Metrics

  • Communicates with onboarding employees as the onsite representative, helping each candidate personally through the process

  • Schedules new employee arrivals, including transportation, travel, badging and biometrics, billeting, site tours, and New Hire Orientation

  • Hosts New Hire Orientation sessions

  • Creates and audits new employee files

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Three (3) plus years of corporate recruiting or a mix of staffing agency recruiting, to include full life-cycle recruiting

  • Two years’ experience in an administrative capacity, with exposure to HR/Recruitment processes

  • One year experience presenting and coordinating meetings, classes, or orientation sessions

  • One year experience in Recruitment Processing

  • Experience in an OCONUS environment


  • Education: Associates Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Education, or other related discipline

  • Security Vetting: Must possess or be able to obtain a Secret security clearance, maintaining eligibility for the duration of the contract

  • Language Skills: Professional English communication skills, both oral and written

  • Citizenship: US Citizenship is required for this position

  • Medical: Favorable passage of a drug screen and physical examination

  • Driver’s License: Valid Driver’s License from Home of Record (HOR)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Business Management, Industrial Relations, Organizational Behavior, or similar disciplines is preferred

  • Two (2) years’ of international experience in challenging locations, preferably working in the Middle East, with a working knowledge of customs and cultural differences

  • Department of State experience

  • Experience working with PAE


  • Knowledge of ALL principles and processes involved in HR functions at a large-scale overseas facility

  • Successful management of multiple sites in geographically dispersed locations

  • Ability to collect, analyze and summarize data and to prepare clear and concise reports

  • Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff, and sensitivity to other cultures

  • Exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and administrative details in a fast paced and constantly changing environment

  • Expert computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Must have the ability to be innovative and be an agent for change

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.